Back-to-back Region 4-5A champion Golden Eagles look to make a run at 5A state title

Staff Photo by Robin Rudd / Rhea's Ethan Davis (32) follows the blocking of Hunter Crowe (44). The Bradley Central Bears hosted the Rhea County Golden Eagles in a TSSAA football game on October 22, 2021.
photo Staff Photo by Robin Rudd / Rhea's Ethan Davis (32) follows the blocking of Hunter Crowe (44). The Bradley Central Bears hosted the Rhea County Golden Eagles in a TSSAA football game on October 22, 2021.

As one of the most experienced backfield tandems in the state, Rhea County juniors Kaleb Martin and Ethan Davis are excited to try to lead the Golden Eagles to new heights.

Not only are the third-year starters seeking a 3-peat as Region 4-5A champions, but much more as Martin and Davis will be key factors in the program's quest to return to the state championship game for the first time since 1985.

"We have had confidence since we were freshmen because when you are a part of this program you trust your teammates to all do their job around you," Davis said.